Residents of Zvishavane, a small town in the Midlands Province, have expressed anxiety over the high number of coronavirus infections detected recently.
The residents are fearful that the town has become a coronavirus hotspot and they have now called for the tightening of lockdown measures.
This comes after 25 healthcare workers from Zvishavane District Hospital and three employees from the district registrar’s office tested positive to coronavirus on Monday. A concerned resident, Tanaka Chihora, said:
Zvishavane is no longer safe. We had 28 cases confirmed and the tracing of contacts could result in the number increasing. Surprisingly people continue to walk in crowded areas so we are no longer safe here.
Zvishavane Town Council secretary, Tinoda Mukutu, said the continued high human traffic in the town is worrisome.
Zvishavane District Development Co-ordinator, who is also the district’s COVID-19 taskforce chairperson, Darlington Chokera, said they have started tracing the contacts of the confirmed cases and conducting campaigns urging residents to avoid unnecessary movements.